Currock Wood, Stocksfield, Northumberland. Mature broadleaf woodland at the end of a private track just half an hour from Newcastle city centre. 9.77 acres for £49,000 (freehold) [#A1390]
Open stands with full canopy oak and a range of other mature hardwoods in a secluded location overlooking farmland.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 88
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance (A): NZ 082 611
- Centre of wood: NZ 096 603
Nearest postcode: NE42 5PD
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Currock Wood sits at the end of a long private woodland track on the south side of a substantial woodland known as Hyons Wood, some 2 miles south-west of Prudhoe. Hexham is about 10 miles to the northwest and Newcastle a similar distance to the east. Both are easily reached in half an hour via the A69.
The wood lies on level and gently sloping ground on the south side of a shallow valley above Stanley Burn (a small tributary of the Tyne). There are wide views over farmland to the south and west, and woodland to other compass points.
It is hard to believe the wider wood was the focus of extensive mining activity just a century ago. Tranquillity is now the order of the day. Currock really is a delight with large widely-spaced oaks mingling with mature stems of birch and occasional large beech and ash. Beneath are a few smaller stems including the occasional hornbeam and rowan plus a variety of shrubs; most notably hazel, holly and hawthorn. The well-spaced stems admit plenty of dappled sunlight to the woodland floor which opens out to a number of small grassy glades pockmarked with ferns. Elsewhere you may find the citrus tang of wood sorrel and the sweet aroma of honeysuckle.
There’s plenty of wildlife in this quiet corner. We glimpsed roe deer in the glades, and heard plenty of birdsong in the branches plus the occasional mew of patrolling buzzards above.
The wood is served by a well-found hard track (suitable for 2WD access) linking to a private parking spur – ideal for amenity access and extraction of woodland produce.
This wood demands little in the way of active management but also offers plenty of scope for the active woodland enthusiast. And at just under ten acres it allows the owner that rare commodity – assured privacy in a quiet haven.
If It Were Mine
Aside from flailing occasional patches of bracken I’d do very little until I had really familiarised myself with exactly what is here. Any subsequent management would focus strictly on optimising conservation value. Walking its paths and nights under the stars could become addictive!
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- Head west out of Prudhoe on the A695 for ½ mile to the village of Mickley Square.
- Turn left in the middle of the village onto Eastgate Bank.
- Continue south up the hill for 0.9 mile, passing through the hamlet of High Mickley.
- Turn left at the T junction just after the village.
- Drive east for 200 yards then turn first right into an area of hard standing, parking clear of the steel barrier (A on the plan).
- Walk south down the track beyond the steel barrier for 800 metres to the woodland gate (B).
- Enter the woodland via the personnel gate (B) and continue on the main central track (swinging east) for about 950 metres until you reach a hard track off to your right (C).
- Turn right and continue 140 metres gently uphill to the end of the hard track (D).
- Currock Wood is now on your left.
- Currock Wood is over a mile from the public road. A bicycle may assist viewing access.
- Safety Note: Due to historic mining activity in the wider woodland there may be unknown entrances and fissures which are not visible on the surface. There is no definitive plan of mining activity. Please take extra care when viewing.
- The east boundary (EF) is the line of a gully marked periodically by blue-topped posts.
- The south boundary (FG) is a stock fence.
- The west boundary (GH) is a stock fence and (HD) a line of blue-topped posts.
- The north boundary (CD) is a line of white-topped posts.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are not included. Please click on the button below for more details.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the track ABCD.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this wood.
There is an obligation to maintain the field edge fences in stock-proof condition. They have recently been repaired.
Third Party Rights
- A right is reserved to Harworth Estates to enter with plant and machinery to carry out environmental tests and geological surveys.
- An overage (clawback) agreement exists whereby 50% of the increase in the value of the land attributable to securing certain types of planning permission is payable to Harworth Estates.
- There is a covenant not to use the property other than for agricultural or forestry purposes.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
Please click on the button below for more information.
Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.